Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.
It’s free to submit your local events. (Use the ‘Submit’ option under the ‘Whats On’ menu at the top of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

Inherit: old and new histories Exhibition

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Inherit: old and new histories brings together both familiar and less well-known stories from across the Central West. Exploring the region’s history, the exhibition highlights big events and significant personalities also the lives and experiences of everyday people.


More than tea and scones

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Celebrating one hundred years of CWA NSW, take a behind-the-scenes look at our local and regional CWA branches to discover the remarkable work, passion and community service performed.

Mulaa Giilang: Wiradjuri stories of the night sky

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

For First Nations people, the Earth, sea and sky are intimately connected. Looking up, the night sky reflects Dreaming stories, landforms, animals and seasonal patterns, informing the way people live on, and care for, Country. This exhibition features stunning night sky photography and an immersive soundtrack to explore Wiradjuri astronomical knowledge alongside comparative mythologies from across the world.


LINDA JACKSON: Romance of the Swag

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Romance of the Swag celebrates the creative life of iconic Australian artist Linda Jackson. An itinerant traveller, Jackson’s work has always drawn inspiration from place; from the black opals of Lightning Ridge, to the billabongs and boabs of the Kimberley Coast, to the tropical flora and fauna of Far North Queensland, and the waratahs of the Blue Mountains region. Romance of the Swag explores four decades of the artist’s practice, charting her travels through painting, fabric, and fashion, all steeped in the symbolism, colours, and textures of the Australian landscape.

Richard Morecroft: Therefore

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

How do we affect the spaces we occupy? Richard Morecroft’s recent works explore human interaction with the environment and the way understanding and then utilising space are inextricably intertwined. With mixed media from gravel to glue and bitumen to rust, these symbolic abstractions reflect on history, memory and the colonisation of landscapes.

‘Passages and Portals’ by Networks Australia

Grenfell Art Gallery 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW

Networks Australia is a group of practicing visual artists, living and working in Australia. We work in all mediums including textiles, sculpture, photography, painting and drawing.


Tea With Lizzie

Chifley Home Busby St, Bathurst, NSW

"Tea With Lizzie" exhibition will be held at the Chifley Home Education Centre to promote community awareness and engagement with the museum, and the recognition of community groups and services. To commemorate the work of Elizabeth Chifley, we are inviting local organisations to participate in the “Tea with Lizzie” exhibition.

Affordable Art Fair

Jumbled, Orange 33-35 Sale Street, Orange, NSW

We're home from the beautiful mayhem that is the Affordable Art Fair! 🚚 We absolutely loved meeting you, our artists and lots of other amazing galleries... we can't wait for the next one now! 🖌🖼🚚🎨🍾🏃🏼‍♀️😍👏
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Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Celebrating the importance of Country, featuring a group of First Nations and non-First Nations contemporary artists the works in this exhibition focus on a significant area within our region. Each artist has responded to place, Country and story, addressing cultural, environmental, historical and social values that make up the water cultures of the Goulburn River and The Drip Gorge.


t.arts Gallery, Bathurst 47 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW

KERRY DUNN - Kerry is a visual artist working from Bank St Studio, Molong NSW. She works mostly in oils and mixed media, exploring natural, free flowing shapes and forms. Layers of organic shapes, inspired from nature are built up to create a sense of depth and wonderment.
Kerry's Exhibition opens Friday 23rd September at 6pm - all welcome. It continues until Friday 7th October.

While the World Waits (Portland)

The Foundations of Portland Williwa St, Portland, NSW

While the World Waits touring exhibition is heading to Portland as part of a 12 month tour across the NSW Central West. The opening event will include live music from Nerida Cuddy (who appears on the album) and coincide with the markets.
Official opening: Saturday 1 October, 2pm


The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello: Confluence

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello presents glass vessels that reimagine the weave, colours and intricate designs of Aboriginal fish traps, eel traps, dilly bags, tungas and bicornuals. Working in response to weaving and her experience of place, her work is a confluence—a merging of practices, processes and experiences—one that celebrates weaving culture and expands upon its tradition.


Peisley St Gallery, Orange 54 Peisley St Gallery, Orange, NSW

The Peisley St Gallery is thrilled to present the work from local Central West artists who are all using NECTAR as their inspiration for this years' offering to the ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL.


Sculptures In The Garden 2022

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW

Mudgee and regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden, is on again for its 12th year!

Ana Pollak: Headlines

Orange Regional Gallery 149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Ana Pollak Headlines brings together five recent painted portraits and two animated films by Ana Pollak who lives and works on Dangar Island on the Hawkesbury River.

Calleen Art Award

Cowra Regional Art Gallery 77 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

This year the Calleen Art Award 2022 exhibition presents a diverse and visually compelling collection of paintings selected from over 300 entries received from across Australia. Through the generous support of the Calleen Trust, $25,000 in prize money will be awarded to the winner of the Calleen Art Award 2022 and their winning artwork will join the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery

‘The Bakers Dozen’

Millthorpe Millthorpe, NSW

‘The Bakers Dozen’
Drawing ~ painting ~ ceramics ~ photography ~ purely Art

Spring into Art Celebration at Newbridge

Olde Bridge Gallery Newbridge, NSW

Olde Bridge Gallery excited to be involved in the inaugural Spring into Art Celebration at Newbridge in October.

Wayout: With Print

WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW

This exhibition investigates notions of hybrid printmaking.


One Night Stand – Rogue Sculptors

Lord Anson, Orange 224 Anson Street, Orange, nsw

Central West sculpture group, Rogue Sculptors Incorporated is holding their annual pop-up exhibition “One Night Stand 2022” on Friday November 11.


Nigel White Retrospective

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW

Sculptural and hanging works by Nigel White.


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at

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